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Ross, t., Alleghany co., Pa., 4 n. Pittsburgh. The surface is hilly; soil, loam. Drained by Pine cr. and its branches. It has the Alleghany r. on the s. e., and Ohio r. on the s. w. border. It contains the important borough of Alleghany. It has 4 grist m., 5 saw m. Capital in manufac. $5,200. 6 sch. 350 scholars. Pop. 1,675.

Ross, p-t., Butler co., O., 110 w. s. w. Columbus, 498 W. It has 9 sch. 506 scholars. Pop. 1,526.

Ross, t., Greene co., O. Pop. 1,337.

Ross, t., Jefferson co., O. The surface is hilly. Watered by Big Yellow cr., along which are 5 several salt works in operation. It contains also much stone coal, and some iron ore. Pop. 929.

Ross, p-o., Anderson co., Tenn., 82 e. Nashville, 521 W.

Rossburg, p-v., Decatur co., Ia.

Rosscommon, p-o., Chester co., Pa., 76 e. s. e. Harrisburg, 100 W.

Ross Corners, p-o., York co., Me., 85 s. s. w. Augusta, 527 W.

Rossie, p-t., St. Lawrence co., N. Y., 25 s. w. Canton, 183 n. w. Albany, 452 W. The surface is undulating, and some broken; soil, a fertile loam. Drained by Oswegatchie r., which here has a curve, called the Oxbow, and by Indian r. Iron and lead ore are found in great abundance. The v. is situated on Indian r., near the head of Black lake, and contains the lead mines, 6 stores, 1 furnace, 1 forge, 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 1 iron foundry and machine shop, 100 dwellings, and about 800 inhabitants. The lead mines appear to be inexhaustible, and furnish the metal of the purest kind. There are in the t. 3 stores, capital $6,400; 3 furnaces, 2 tanneries, 3 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $20,780. 5 sch. 217 scholars. Pop. 1,553.

Rossville, p-v., Westfield t., Richmond co., N. Y., 163 s. Albany, 241 W. Situated on Staten Island sound, and contains 2 stores, 2 carriage fac, and 12 or 15 dwellings. Steamboats from New York land here daily in passing, and a ferry crosses to the Jersey shore, called the Old Blazing Star Ferry.

Rossville, p-v., York co., Pa., 24 s. Harrisburg, 103 W.

Rossville, p-v., Baltimore co., Md.

Rossville, p-v., Cherokee co., N. C, 361 w. by s. Raleigh, 591 W. Situated on Valley r.

Rossville, p-v., Walker co., Ga., 221 n. w. Milledgeville, 615 W. Situated about 300 yards s. of the Tennessee line. Formerly a missionary station in the Cherokee nation.

Rossville, p-t., Butler co., O., 102 w. s. w. Columbus, 490 W. A wealthy and flourishing t. It has 1 sch. 12 scholars. Pop. 1,143.

Rossville, p-v., Clinton co., Ia., 164 n. by w. Indianapolis, 548 W.

Rost Raver, p-t., Westmoreland co., Pa., 191 Harrisburg, 217 W. It is bounded by the Youghiogheny r. on the e., and Monongahela r. on the w. The surface is hilly; soil, calcareous loam. It has 3 stores, cap. $4,200; 1 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 2 distilleries, 1 pottery, 5 flouring m., 9 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $35,990. 6 sch. 258 scholars. Pop. 1,880.

Rotherwood, p-o., Carroll co., Ga., 119 w. by N. Milledgeville, 726 W.

Rotterdam, p-t., Schenectady co., N. Y., 22 w. n. w. Albany, 390 W. The surface is rolling; soil, a productive sandy loam and alluvion. Mohawk r. bounds it on the n. e., and receives from it small streams. It has 4 stores, cap. $8,050; 2 grist m., 3 saw m., 1 oil m. Cap. in manufac. $2,700. 10 sch. 387 scholars. Pop. 2,284.

Rough Creek Church, p-o., Charlotte co., Va., 107 s. w. Richmond, 194 W.

Roulette, p-t., Potter co., Pa., 179 n. n. w. Harrisburg, 289 W. It has 1 grist m. Pop. 152.

Round Grove, p-o., Carroll co., Mo., 137 n. w. Jefferson City, 1,031 W.

Round Head, p-t., Hardin co., O., 89 n. w Columbus, 476 W. Drained by the head waters of Scioto r. It ha6 1 tannery, 4 sch. 30 scholars Pop. 569.

Round Hill, p-v., Greenwich t., Fairfield co Ct., 85 s. w. Hartford, 261 W. It contains a church and several dwellings.

Round Hill, p-o., Orange co., N. C, 34 n. w Raleigh, 270 W.

Round Hill, p-o., Cooper co., Mo., 40 w. n w. Jefferson City, 976 W.

Round Lake, lies in Lake Pleasant t., Hamilton co., N., Y., and flows, by an outlet half a mile long, into Lake Pleasant.

Round Prairie, p-o., Walworth co., Wis.

Rouse's Point, p-v., Champlain t., Clinton co N. Y., 185 n. Albany, 560 W. Situated on the w. side of Lake Champlain, and has a steam boat landing about half a mile s. of Canada line. The v. contains 1 Methodist church, 3 stores, 20 dwellings, and about 100 inhabitants. A little n. of the v., the United States built, shortly after the late war, a strong fortification, in the form of in round tower, pierced for several tiers of guns, am which cost over $400,000, which was found to be within the Canada line, and abandoned. It is nearly in ruins, but is now within the United States, by the terms of the late treaty. The site is highly favorable for a fortification, which will command the entrance to Lake Champlain.

Rousseau, p-o., Morgan co., O., 79 e. by s. Columbus, 338 W.

Rowan, County, N. C. Centrally situated in the w. part of the state, and contains 375 sq. ms. Drained by Yadkin r. The soil is fertile. Capital, Salisbury. It had in 1840, 4 sch. 98 scholars. Pop. whites 8,646, slaves 3,365, free col'd 98; total, 12,109.

Rowe, p-t., Franklin co., Mass., 22 w. by n. Greenfield, 130 w. n. w. Boston. The surface elevated and uneven; soil, adapted to grazing; Watered by Pelham brook, a branch of Deerfield r. It contains 4 churches. The v. at the center contains 1 Congregational, 1 Unitarian, and Methodist church. The t. was incorporate in 1785. There are in the t. 1 store, cap. $5,000; fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 tannery, 1 grist m , saw m. Cap. in manufac. $11,100.

Rowesville, p-v., Bedford co., Tenn., 68 Nashville, 691 W.

Row's, p-o., Wayne co., O., 89 n. e. Columbus, 358 W.

Rowland, p-t., Hillsdale co., Mich. Pop. 83

Rowlandsville, p-v., Cecil co., Md., 73 n. Annapolis, 83 W.

Rowley, p-t., Essex co., Mass., 30 n. by Boston, 470 W. There a large amount of s meadow. The arable soil is fertile. Water by Rowley r., which affords water power and has a harbor at its mouth for small vessels Plum island, off its coast, belongs to this t. The v., at the centre, contains 2 churches and about 35 dwellings. There are in the t. 3 stores, cap. $4,800; 4 tanneries, 2 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $32,050. 1 acad. 30 students, 3 sch. 218 scholars. Pop. 1,203.

Roxboro, t., Philadelphia co., Pa., 7½ Philadelphia. The surface is hilly and rough soil, clay and loam. It contains the v. of Manayunk, on the Schuylkill r., where a canal connects the pool at Fairmount with that of Flat Rock. The dam presents a beautiful cascade, and forms an interesting feature of the picturesque scenery. Soapstone, or steatite, is found in the n. w. part of the t. It has 24 stores, cap. $24,500; 1 lumber yard, cap. $20,000; 1 forge, 11 fulling m., 4 woolen fac, 8 cotton fac. 17,940 sp., 3 paper fac, 8 flouring m., 2 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,246,100. 12 sch. 746 scholars. Pop. 5,797.

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Roxborough, p-v., capital of Person co., N. C, 34 n. n. w. Raleigh, 250 W. It contains a court house, jail, 2 stores, and about 100 inhabitants.

Roxbury, p-t, Cheshire co., N. H., 49 s. w. Concord, 439 W. The surface is uneven; soil, adapted to grazing. Drained by branches of Ashuelot r. Incorporated in 1812. It has 3 sch. 92 scholars. Pop. 286.

Roxbury, p-t., Washington co., Vt., 16 s. by w. Montpelier, 500 W. Drained by head branches of Dog r., which flows into Onion r., and by head branches of White r., which flows into Connecticut r. The surface is uneven; soil, fer-tile. Chartered in 1781. Dog r. affords water power. It has 1 store, cap. $4,050; 1 fulling m., 3 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $4,315. i sch. 93 scholars. Pop. 227.

Roxbury, p-t., Norfolk co., Mass., 2 s. Boston, 138 W. A great part of the surface is rocky; but the soil is strong and highly cultivated. It is joined to Boston by a neck of land, which constitutes a broad avenue, and may be regarded as a continuation of Washington street, Boston. In the w. part of the t. is Jamaica plains, a level tract, with elegant country seats, and well cultivated gardens. Here is a pond, by which the Boston aqueduct is supplied. It is 4 miles from Boston, with 4 trains of cast iron pipes, the aggregate length of which is 40 ms. The v. at the entre contains 5 churches, 1 Unitarian, 1 Congregational, 1 Baptist, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Universalist, 2 banks, and many beautiful residences. There are 10 churches in the t. Incorporated in 1630. It has 83 stores, cap. $755,000; 4 lumber yards, cap. $60,000; 5 tanneries, 2 printing offices, 2 binderies, 1 weekly newspaper, 5 grist in., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $350,000. 2 acad. 350 students, 20 sch. 881 scholars. Pop. 9,089.

Roxbury, p-t., Litchfield co., Ct., 53 w. s. w. Hartford, 314 W. The surface is uneven; soil, gravelly loam, with some sandy loam. Shepaug, a tributary of the Housatonic, runs through the t. from n. to s., in its w. part. It contains a Congregational and an Episcopal church. It has stores, cap. $5,850; 2 grist m., 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,450. 7 sch. 211 scholars. Pop. 971.

Roxbury, p-t., Delaware co., N. Y., 20 e. Delhi, 65 s. w. Albany, 352 W. The surface is hilly id mountainous; soil, sandy loam, very fertile the valleys. Drained by Papacton branch of Delaware r. It has 5 stores, cap. $21,000.; 1 fulling m., 4 tanneries, 5 grist m., 18 saw m. Cap. manufac. $63,600. 18 sch. 990 scholars. Pop. 3,013.

Roxbury, t., Morris co., N. J., 14 n. w. Morristown. Schooley's mountain fills the greater portion of its area. On its summit is Budd's pond, 2 ms. long and 1 broad, which has its outlet into the s. branch of Raritan r. Black r. runs on its border. The soil is clay loam, with a mixture calcareous loam. It has 9 stores, cap. $14,200; lumber yard, cap. $4,100; 1 forge, 2 fulling m., woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 1 pottery, 2 grist m. Cap. in manufac. $8,300. 14 sch. 587 scholars. Pop. 2,231.

Roxbury, p-v., Lurgan t., Franklin co., Pa., w. by s. Harrisburg, 103 W. Situated on Conedogwinnet cr., on the e. side of Blue mountain.

Royal Centre, p-o., Cass co., Ia.

Royal Oak, p-o., Talbot co., Md., 53 e. by s. Annapolis, 93 W.

Royal Oak, p-t., Oakland co., Mich., 14 N. Detroit, 538 W. Watered by Red r. The v. contains 1 store, and 1 steam saw m. The Detroit and Pontiac railroad passes through it. It has 4 stores, cap. $7,020; 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $5,345. 6 sch. 363 scholars. Pop. 860.

Royalston, p-t., Worcester co., Mass., 74 w. Boston, 416 W. The surface is uneven; soil, productive. Watered by Miller's r., which, with its branches, affords good water power. Incorporated in 1765. It has 3 stores, cap. $25,000; 7 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $61,350. 12 sch. 233 scholars. Pop. 1,667.

Royalton, p-t., Windsor co., Vt., 33 s. Montpelier, 488 W. The surface is broken and mountainous; soil, fertile, particularly along White r., by which, and its branches, it is watered. The v. is pleasantly situated on the bank of White r., and contains a handsome Congregational church, an academy, a number of stores, and some neat dwellings. There are in the t. 4 stores, cap. $11,000; 2 fulling m., 2 woolen fac, 2 tanneries, 1 grist m., 6 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $18,000. 1 acad. 36 students, 16 sch. 567 scholars. Pop. 1,917.

Royalton, p-t., Niagara co., N. Y., 8 e. Lock-port, 271 w. Albany. The surface is undulating; soil, a fertile calcareous loam. Watered by Tonawanda cr., which bounds it on the s. It contains the v. of Gasport, on the Erie canal, where are some inflammable springs. There are in the t. 11 stores, cap. $35,850; 1 tannery, 2 grist m., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $24,950. 16 sch. 744 scholars. Pop. 3,549.

Royalton, t., Cuyahoga co., O., 126 n. e. Columbus. Situated in the s. part of the co. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 15 sch. 454 scholars. Pop. 1,051.

Royalton, t., Lucas co., O. It has 1 brewery. Cap. in manufac. $6,275. 6 sch. 198 scholars. Pop. 401.

Royalton, p-v., Amanda t., Fairfield co., O., 40 s. e. Columbus, 385 W. It contains 1 church, 2 stores, about 30 dwellings, and 180 inhabitants.

Royalton, p-t., Berrien co., Mich., 198 w. by s. Detroit, 649 W. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. It has 3 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,975. Pop. 146.

Royalton, p-v., Boone co., Ia., 14 n. w. Indianapolis, 585 W.

Royalton Centre, p-o., Royalton t., Niagara co., N. Y., 271 w. by n. Albany, 396 W.

Ruark, p-o., Lawrence co., Ill., 171 s. e. Springfield, 709 W.

Ruckersville, p-v., Greene co., Va.

Ruckersville, p-v., Elbert co., Ga., 118 n. n. e. Milledgeville, 561 W. Situated on Van's cr., and contains a Baptist church, an academy, 6 stores, and several dwellings.

Ruckman's, p-o., Mercer co., O., 119 w. n. w. Columbus, 499 W.

Rucklesstown, p-v., Burlington co., N. J., 10 s. Trenton, 171 W.

Ruckmansville, p-o., Bath co., Va., 173 w. N. w. Richmond, 193 W.

Ruddle, t.,, Independence co., Ark. It has 8 stores, cap., $40,000; 1 tannery, 2 distilleries, 1 printing office, 2 weekly newspapers, 3 grist m., 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $15,000. 1 acad. 55 students, 2 sch. 45 scholars. Pop. 3,669.

Ruddle's Mills, p-o., Bourbon co., Ky., 42 E. Frankfort, 513 W.

Ruggles, p-t., Huron co., O., 91 n. by e. Columbus, 330 W. Situated in the s. e. corner of the co. It has 2 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $1,500. 6 sch. 266 scholars. Pop. 1,245.

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Rumford, p-t., Oxford co., Me., 52 w. n. w. Augusta, 614 W. Situated on the n. w. side of Androscoggin r., by which, and its branches, it is drained, and which afford good water power. The soil is fertile, adapted to grain. Incorporated in 1800. It has 6 stores, cap. $6,200; 2 tanneries, 1 grist m., 3 saw m., 12 sch. 622 scholars. Pop. 1,444.

Rummerfield Creek, p-o., Wysox t., Bradford co., Pa., 143 Harrisburg, 253 W. The cr. rises in Orwell and flows into the Susquehanna.

Rumley, t., Harrison co., O. It has 7 sch. 242 scholars. Pop. 1,039.

Rumley, p-o., Shelby co., O., 97 w. n. w. Columbus, 491 W.

Rumney, p-t., Grafton co., N. H., 47 n. by w. Concord, 525 W. The surface is uneven; soil, moderately fertile. Drained by Baker's r. and its branches. First settled in 1765. It has 3 stores, cap. $16,000; 3 tanneries, 1 grist m., 8 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,150. 10 sch. 364 scholars. Pop. 1,116.

Rumney, p-v., Muhlenburg co., Ky., 82 w. s. w. Frankfort, 714 W.

Rupert, p-t., Bennington co., Vt., 94 s. w. Montpelier, 424 W. The surface is mountainous; soil, adapted to grazing. Drained by Pawlet r. and a branch of Battenkill, which afford water power. It has 3 stores, cap. $3,900; 9 sch. 346 scholars. Pop. 1,086.

Rural Hill, p-o., Wilson co., Tenn., 16 e. Nashville, 668 W.

Rural Retreat, p-o., Wythe co., Va., 257 w. by s. Richmond, 325 W.

Rural Valley, p-o., Armstrong co., Pa., 190 w. n. w. Harrisburg, 224 W.

Ruscumb Manor, t., Berks co., Pa. The surface is very hilly; soil, indifferent in quality and cultivation. Maiden cr. runs on its n. and n. w. border. It has 1 store, cap. $3,000; 2 tanneries, 1 grist in. Cap. in manufac. $2,900. Pop. 1,189.

Rush, County, Ia. Situated toward the e. part of the state, and contains 410 sq. ms. Organized in 1821. The surface is gently rolling; soil, fertile. Drained by Big and Little Blue rs., and by Big and Little Flat Rock creeks, which afford water power. Capital, Rushville. There were in 1340, neat cattle 15,163, sheep 29,091, swine 48,458; wheat 99,712 bushels produced, rye 5,375, Ind. corn 1,156,707, oats 224,064, potatoes 19,039, tobacco 12,239 pounds, sugar 414,155; 38 stores, cap. $78,050; 4 tanneries, 8 distilleries, 1 brewery, 18 flouring m., 17 grist m., 2 printing offices, 2 weekly newspapers. Cap. in manufac. $54,956. 48 sch. 1,149 scholars. Pop. 16,454.

Rush, p-t., Monroe co., N. Y., 12 s. Rochester, 218 w. by n. Albany, 363 W. The surface is undulating; soil, very fertile, producing large crops of wheat and other grain. Drained by Honeoye cr., flowing into the Genesee r., which bounds it on the w. The v. is situated on Honeoye cr., and contains 1 church, 2 stores, 1 flouring m., 1 carding machine, 1 saw m., 30 dwellings, and about 200 inhabitants. The t. has 3 stores, cap. $10,500; 1 fulling m., 2 tanneries. Cap. in manufac. $5,250. 15 sch. 631 scholars. Pop. 1,929.

Rush, t., Susquehanna co., Pa. Drained by Wyalusing cr., and Lake and Deer Lick creeks. The surface is hilly; soil, gravelly loam. It has 1 store, cap. $4,000; 2 tanneries, 2 grist m., 4 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $8,025. 10 sch. 340 scholars. Pop. 1,039.

Rush, t., Northumberland co., Pa. The surface is hilly and mountainous. It has 1 store, cap. $1,000; 1 tannery, 3 grist m., 1 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $6,575. 5 sch. 278 scholars Pop. 1,028.

Rush, t., Dauphin co., Pa., 20 n. e. Harrisburg. The surface is very mountainous; soil, sterile. It has 1 grist m., 1 saw m., 3 sch. 48 scholars. Pop. 247.

Rush, p-t., Tuscarawas co., O., 108 e. n. e. Columbus, 307 W. It has 1 store, cap. $4,500; 1 flouring m., 4 grist m., 3 saw m., 8 sch. 499 scholars. Pop. 1,293.

Rush, t., Champaign co., O. Organized in 1829. It contains the villages of Woodstock and Louisburg. It has 2 stores, cap. $2,500; 1 tannery, 3 saw m., 6 sch. 179 scholars. Pop. 1,226.

Rush Creek, t., Fairfield co., O. It has the villages of Bremen and Geneva. Pop. 2,424.

Rushford, p-t., Alleghany co., N. Y., 272 w by s. Albany, 331 W. The surface is undulating; soil, clay loam and gravelly mold, well adapted to grass. Drained by Cold cr. The v. contains 2 churches, 8 stores, 1 grist m., 2 saw m , 90 dwellings, and about 700 inhabitants. There are in the t. 8 stores, cap. $17,800; 2 fulling m., 1 woolen fac, 1 furnace, 3 tanneries, 2 grist ra., 7 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $25,150. 9 sch. 272 scholars. Pop. 1,512.

Rushville, p-v., Ontario co., N. Y., 205 w Albany, 331 W. Situated on West r., partly in Gorham t., Ontario co., and partly in Potter t., Yates co. It contains 1 Presbyterian and 1 Methodist church, an academy, 8 stores, 2 grist m., 1 saw m., 2 furnaces, 90 dwellings, and about 50 inhabitants.

Rushville, p-v., Rush t., Susquehanna co. Pa., 159 n. n. E. Harrisburg, 269 W.

Rushville, p-v., Richland t., Fairfield co., O. 39 s. e. Columbus, 366 W. It contains about 40 dwellings and 250 inhabitants, and several mill; in the vicinity.

Rushville, p-v., capital of Rush co., Ia., 40 e. s. e. Indianapolis, 538 W. Situated on Big Flat Rock cr., and contains a court house, jail, 3 churches, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and 1 Presbyterian, 4 stores, 80 dwellings, and about 500 in habitants.

Rushville, p-v., capital of Schuyler co., HI. ! 60 Springfield, 833 W. It is situated at the s end of a beautiful prairie, and contains a courthouse of brick, 2 stories high, a jail, 4 churches, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Methodist, 1 Episcopal, and Campbellite, 150 dwellings, and about 1,000 in habitants.

Rushylvania, p-o., Logan co., O., 78 n. w. Columbus, 452 W.

Russell, County, Va. Situated in the s. w. part of the state, and contains 1,370 sq. mile: Drained by Clinch r., and head branches of the w. fork of Sandy r. The surface consists of mountain ranges and valleys, and is much of rocky and rough. Capital, Lebanon. There were in 1840, neat cattle 14,404, sheep 15,43 swine 26,945; wheat 59,400 bushels produce rye 7,898, Ind. corn 294,253, buckwheat 558, oats 142,377, potatoes 20,658, sugar 106,616 lbs.: 1 stores, cap. $27,800; 8 tanneries, 100 distilleries 25 grist m., 10 saw m., 2 oil m. Cap. in manufac $29,040. 2 sch. 41 scholars. Pop. whites 7,15 slaves 700, free col'd 26; total, 7,878.

Russell, County, Ala. Situated in the part of the state, s. of the middle, and contain 865 sq. ms. The Chattahoochee r. runs on its border, by branches of which it is drained. Capital, McDonald. There were in 1840, neat cattle 17,375, sheep 1,806, swine 27,201; wheat 11,479 bushels produced, rye 141, Indian corn 387,534 barley 296, oats 5,341, potatoes 37,913, cotton 1,112,719 lbs; 13 stores, cap. $47,200; 12 grist m., 11 saw m. Cap. in manufac. $36,195. 3 acad. 111 students, 14 sch. 325 scholars. Pop. whites 6,244, slaves 7,266, free col'd 3; total, 13,513.

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Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

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